VIDEOS 2013

Short-Lived Agriculture Boom Leads to the 1980s Farm Crisis
July 1, 2013 | 00:04:06

Extensive land loans, high land prices, and low interest rates combine in the 1970s to build the short-lived agricultural boom.

Factors Leading to the Farm Crisis
July 1, 2013 | 00:03:34

Changes in federal policy and international politics in the 1970s result in higher interest rates, increased agricultural commodity supply, and usher...

Farmers Lose Hope
July 1, 2013 | 00:05:53

Farmers and others involved in agriculture quickly lose hope and find themselves in overwhelming debt.

Debating Farm Crisis Causes and Solutions
July 1, 2013 | 00:03:15

Politicians and policymakers debate the causes and solutions for the farm crisis.

Activism During the Farm Crisis
July 1, 2013 | 00:03:43

Farmers, politicians, and activists rally around the farm crisis.

Private Assistance During the Farm Crisis
July 1, 2013 | 00:04:39

Rural community groups, clergy, and individuals support struggling farm families.

Rural Advocacy Groups During the Farm Crisis
July 1, 2013 | 00:05:46

Advocacy groups lead protests and events to support farmers and draw attention to the farm crisis.

Farmers Battle the Farm Crisis Alone
July 1, 2013 | 00:02:12

Farmers and farm families struggle, often alone, as the farm crisis continues.

Farm Crisis Results in Suicide and Murder
July 1, 2013 | 00:07:14

Breaking under the stress of losing their farms, some farmers turn to suicide while others turn their rage on others committing murder during the farm...

The Farm Crisis Divides Rural Communities
July 1, 2013 | 00:03:29

Communities face deep rifts because of the farm crisis, especially between farmers and their lenders.